Learn from some of today's most significant working artists.

Notable national and international award-winning artists visit the Art Students League of Denver every year to teach master classes to ASLD members and students. We are indebted to the visionary support of the Olson-Vander Heyden Foundation and the advisory committee for our Visiting Artists Series.

Michael Godfrey | October 2018


ASLD is thrilled to have representational landscape artist Michaley Godfrey in Denver for a lecture and 3-day workshop.

Wednesday, Oct. 3 | 6-7:30pm
Location: ASLD | 200 Grant Street
$5 per person


Ability: Intermediate, Advanced

The Orchestrated Landscape: How do you create beautiful studio work from all your labors? We’ll explore the “Orchestrated Landscape”, designing interesting landscapes from reference material. Students will look at composition elements, lighting, form and color to achieve stunning results. Learn how to use glazes and scumbling techniques to create landscapes that have a sense of place. We will discuss movement, rhythm, and arrangement of values with the goal of producing a well-ordered painting. Students will produce one small study and then one larger work based on concepts learned from class.

Thursday–Saturday, Oct 4–6 | 9am-4pm each day
$350 for 3-day workshop

Thank you to our sponsors:

Connie Burwell White and William W. White Foundation

Past visiting artists have included:


Henrik Bøegh (September 2018) A Danish master and one of the most prolific advocates of safe, non-toxic printmaking conducted two sets of 3-day workshops at ASLD focusing on intaglio (photopolymer and acrylic etching resists techniques).

Liene Bosquê (August 2018) Worked with the immigrant communities of the D3 Arts Creative District to make a ceramic tile mural in the Westwood neighborhood. At ASLD, Bosquê gave a lecture and guided an interactive walking art experience, capturing textures of the neighborhood in clay.

GREGG DEAL (June 2018) Presented an Art and Activism lecture, facilitated a workshop entitled Multimedia Piece: Art That’s Personal and hosted our regular Friday Teen Studio Night with kids ages 14-17.

WENDY SHALEN (March 2018) From Art Students League of New York, Shalen lectured on her career and held a workshop at ASLD entitled, French Inspired Master Drawings.


  • Beth Cavener (2015) gave a sold out lecture and demonstrated her monumental sized animal sculptures in person during a three day long demo.
  • Ricardo Miranda Zuniga, in conjunction with the Biennial of the Americas, offered a lecture, and adult and teen workshops.
  • Erick Meyenberg, in conjunction with the Biennial of the Americas, offered a lecture pertaining to his installation work.
  • Jan-Ru Wan gave a week long installation workshop that concluded with a student exhibition.
  • Becky Yazdan discussed her abstract paintings and lead a workshop.
  • Gail Rieke– gave a lecture and workshop emphasizing her interest in traveling and journalling as part of her installation work.
  • John Balistreri demonstrated his  large-scale, clay sculpture techniques and lectured on his work utilizing 3D rapid prototyping technology to create unique ceramic objects.
  • Jenny Morgan lectured and taught a master class on the psychological self-portrait.
  • Bonnie Stahlecker  brought her bookmaking techniques to ASLD in partnership with the Guild of Bookworkers and lectured on the evolution of her books to sculpture.
  • Patrick Horsley  demonstrated his techniques in thrown and altered ceramic forms.
  • Bill Amundson lectured on his creative process and led a master class in drawing.
  • Jenny Dubnau taught a master class and lectured on her creative process in painting psychological portraits.
  • Del Harrow led students through exercises and experiments with new and old techniques in clay and slip-casting after an instructor-lead visit to the concurrent Marvelous Mud exhibition at the Denver Art Museum.
  • Matt Brown introduced the Japanese Hanga Method in a woodblock printmaking workshop. See also Wood and Water article on Matt’s work.
  • Ricardo Mazal presented his unique artistic process which incorporates abstract painting along with digital photography and technology, monotypes, and video. See also Finding Meaning in the Abstract article on Ricardo’s work.
  • Jeanette Pasin Sloan who works in the great still-life tradition of Western art and takes a distinctly modernist approach to design and color.
  • Richard Notkin, whose teapots, ceramic sculptures, and tile murals are visual explorations into social and political commentary.
  • Chinese artist Yang Yang came to Denver with the Asian Arts Coordinating Council.
  • Zimbabwe sculptor Collen Nyanhongo.
  • VSA arts Colorado partnered with us to bring deaf Israeli artist Uzi Buzgalo to ASLD to present workshops.